A port operator in Somalia has been assassinated at the Bosaso port, reports have indicated. Paul Anthony Fermosa was with the P&O ports which is a subsidiary of the United Arab Emirates’s DP World.
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Local media confirmed that two attackers were deployed to undertake the action.
One of the attackers was killed whiles the other was captured by security forces.
A journalist who closely covers the insurgency reported that one of the assailants had disguised himself as a fisherman before the attack was launched.
DP World has a 30-year concession to manage the port.
Al-Shabaab militants have confirmed being behind the attack.
They have undertaken similar assassination attacks on locals and expatriates working in the country riled by insurgent violence.
Meanwhile, a heavy explosion has been reported in the heart of the capital, Mogadishu.
A resident is quoted as saying the explosion occured in the area around a shopping mall.